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Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

The Associate in Arts in Philosophy for Transfer degree (AA-T in Philosophy) is a 60 unit program which provides students the lower division coursework required for transfer to a CSU institution for the major in Philosophy. Students must complete the following ADT requirements: 1. 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units; 2. the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern; 3. a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district; 4. obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; 5. earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Major Core Requirements (6 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
PHIL002Introduction to Logic3 units
Select one:

Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Ethics

3 units
3 units

Major Electives List A (or any Required Core course not already) used (3 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
PHIL004Comparative Religions3 units
PHIL005Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy3 units
PHIL017Logic & Critical Reasoning3 units

Major Electives List B (or any List A courses not already used) (6 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
PHIL022Philosophy of Religion3 units
HIST004BWestern Civilization II: 1500 CE to Present3 units

Major Electives List C (or any List A or List B course not already used) (3 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
HIST004AWestern Civilization I: Prehistory to 1500 CE3 units
HIST005AWorld History: Prehistory to 15003 units
HIST005BWorld History from 15003 units
HIST012African American History3 units
HIST014History of the Native North Americans3 units
HIST016Mexican-American History3 units
HIST017AUnited States History3 units
Only one:

United States History
Honors United States History

3 units
3 units
HIST020History and Geography of California3 units
HUMN001AHuman Values in and from the Arts - the Ancient World to the Early Renaissance3 units
HUMN001BHuman Values in and from the Arts - the Renaissance to the Modern Age3 units
WGQS002Women in the Arts: Multicultural Perspectives3 units
WGQS004AWomen in World Cultures3 units

Total Major Units: 18 units

CSU transferable electives courses are required when the major units plus transfer GE units total is less than 60.

Upon successful completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Analyze the vitality and relevance of classical philosophical debates to contemporary life.
  • Apply philosophy's analytical approach to people's most basic assumptions about the world and human experience.
  • Demonstrate clarity and rigor of thought and expression.
  • Evaluate reasoning in order to develop precise and persuasive arguments and resistance to incorrect arguments.
  • Identify and describe characteristics of diverse multicultural traditions.
Last Updated 7/19/23